Hande Hançar

Partner, Gün + Partners
Hande Hançar joined the firm in 2005 and has been a partner since 2014. She is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and technology, media & telecommunication practices.
She advises on intellectual property, both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, domain names and unfair competition. She has extensive litigation experience and has counselled numerous foreign clients on IP strategies, legal disputes, licensing and settlement agreements. Hande has also acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry and assisted clients in drafting complex software and patent license contracts.
Within the scope of the technology, media & telecommunication practice group, Hande provides support to clients on consumer law particularly for labelling and product liability issues, commercial communication and advertising, data protection and ensuring that their products and services are compliant with the Turkish regulatory regime.
Hande also serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) in Turkey and advises on many regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations proposed to the Turkish governmental authorities.
Contributed to


Dealing with social media influencers—Turkey
Practice notes

This Practice Note is intended to give an overview of the key issues related to advertising via social media and influencer marketing in Turkey. It covers: influencer marketing from the perspective of testimonial advertising rules, influencer marketing from the perspective of ‘hidden’ advertisement, prohibited advertising of certain categories of products, contests and sweepstakes organised by social media influencers on social media as a type of advertising, and sanctions and key provisions in agreements with influencers.

Practice areas


  • LLB (2005)


  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Chair of the Publications Committee and Member of Copyright Committee
  • Licensing Executives Society Turkey (LES Turkey), Board Member
  • International Federation Of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)


  • Contributing Author


  • Galatasary University (2005)

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